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PBS
Jul 7, 2011 7:00pm PDT
distance between monitoring posts and the reactor buildings. tepco decided to step up its monitoring and take measurements at additional locations near the number one to number four reactor buildings. the plant operator will also use remote controlled robots to measure the level of radioactivity inside reactor buildings. >>> tepco says it needs to inject nitrogen into one of the reactors at fukushima daiichi to prevent a hydrogen explosion, but the work isn't going well. tepco tried to examine the number three reactor building on wednesday to see whether it could connect nitrogen injection pipes to the containment very willing. it ultzed aobot mounted camera because high radioactivity in the reactor building means workers can't stay there long, but the robot couldn't reach the necessary part of the containment vessel. the schedule for stabilizing the plant shows that tepco needs to inject nitrogen into the number three reactor's containment vessel by july 17th. tepco is studying whether to send workers or a robot into the reactor building to examine the containment vessel again. it's alr
PBS
Jul 11, 2011 7:00pm PDT
workers have confirmed last friday that the pipes can be connected to the reactor container. tepco plans to inject nitrogen to avoid a hydrogen explosion. the utility has set a target of july 17th to complete the task. nitrogen was injected into the number one reactor in april and the number two reactor in june. >> translator: we are planning to connect the pipe to the container around 1:00 p.m. on tuesday. we want to begin the injection as soon as we get the approval from the safety agency. >> the utility reported its plan to the nuclear and industrial safety agency on monday. it described the safety measures to limit radiation exposure to the workers. tepco also told the agency how the injection will impact the container. >>> tepco says it has detected airborne radioactive materials above the government standard in the number two reactor building. tepco has been investigating inside the three reactor bllgds and the areas surrounding them since early this month. the utility said monday that robots found airborne 134 in the number two reactor building with levels ranging from 40 to
PBS
Jun 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
. faciles for the elderly are also excluded. tepco stays will be able to provide 53.8 million kilowatts this summer. this is lower than last summer's peak demand of 60 million kilowatts. if electricity consumption comes close to 97% of cap facility, the government plans to issue a public warning. the expected power shortages are prompting factories to shift their operations from weekdays to weekends. some local governments are introducing daylight savings time. >>> we have a number of key economic indicators thought morning. ai uchida has the details. >> we start with the quarterly survey on business sentiment released by the bank of japan this is the first that reflects the full impact of the march disaster. results show that business sentiment among large manufacturers came in at minute news 9 points from april to june. that's down by 15 points from the previous quarter. it is the first negative figure in 15 months. but the forecast for business conditions three months ahead shows an improvement at plus 2 points due to easing in supply chain disruptions and more production. >>> moving
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
after tepco workers released air from the pipes on friday. they also replaced the hose connecting the tanks to ease water circulation. however, the rate dropped again on monday morning. the company says the reason for the decrease is unknown. the government and tepco are expected to say that the first stage of the revised plan has been almost completed and is on schedule. >>> the operator of the crippled fukushima daiichi power plant has built a makeshift roof over a turbine at the building at the plant as typhoon ma-on approaches. the work to cover a hole in the roof of the plant's number three turbine building was completed earlier in the day. the whole was caused by a hydrogen explosion in a neighboring reactor building in march. the makeshift metallic roof consists of three parts. each five meters long and 16 meters wide. they were installed by a crane. the roof is designed to prevent an increase of radioactive waste water in the building. tepco plans to cover another hole in the building's roof on tuesday and is stacking sandbags to prevent rain water from entering the facility.
CNN
Jun 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
or the plant operator, tepco. you'll recall on the 11th of march, tsunami waves crippled these cool plants at the fukushima dive chief complex that exposed spent fuel -- two weeks later march 25th, green peace seentivities said they collected enough data to judge this disaster a level seven. that's the worst kind possible. other experts agreed. but it took until april 12th for the japanese government to call the partial meltdown of through nuclear reactors a level seven disaster. as for people living nearby, the japanese government waited until april 11th to widen its danger zone beyond 20 kilometers. that's nearly a month after the u.s. government recommended americans living inside 80 kilometers of the plant either leave or stay indoors. and then there's this. >> we think there is a partial meltdown, but that as you correctly noted, that doesn't necessarily mean the containment vessel which is fail. >> that's energy secretary steven chu testifying before congress on march 16th. on april 2 he said that based on high radiation levels. 71% of the number one reactor core will be damag
PBS
Jul 26, 2011 7:00pm PDT
measure radiation levels. tepco decided to use the robot to find methods of cooling the nuclear fuel in the number three reactor with less water. the utility injects about 390 tons of water into the three damaged reactors every day, but most of it becomes contaminated with radioactive tfls. tepco says the temperature of the number three react sor relatively stable but it needs more water than the others because of leaks and other problems. reducing the volume of contaminated water is the key to putting the reactors under control, but a system for treating radioactive water has been hit by a series of troubles. tepco hopes to eventually send workers into the buildings to find a way to pour water directly on to the fuel rods. >>> self-defense force units operating in the northeastern prefecture of iwate following the march 11th disaster have wrap upped their relief activities there. a farewell ceremony was held at the prefectural government building on tuesday. the iwate governor thanked the troops for their rescue efforts and helping survivors start rebuilding their lives. >> the head of
PBS
Jul 21, 2011 7:00pm PDT
about three months since tepco announced a plan for the situation. they say the first stage of the plan is complete. but the reactors still aren't under control. >> translator: the target of steadily reducing radiation levels from the plant has been achieved. >> translator: the government says the radiation has been cut from 1 millions of the peak. rejecting nitrogen gas to stop explosions in the buildings have been finished. workers were pouring fresh water on reactors to cool them but some was contaminated and leaked outside. in late june new steps tore taken. tepco says the cooling system is operating on water recycled within the plant. but the system has stopped a number of times due to technical troubles and human errors. it has been operating at an approximately 50% capacity. still below the final target of 09%. 90%. when and how evacuees will be able to return home in another focal point. the government says they will make a decision after confirming the safety of the reactors in early august and by consulting local authorities. >> translator: once the government is able to
PBS
Jul 4, 2011 7:00pm PDT
volatile swings, especially we were tracking tepco yesterday, which rose 20%. other stocks which had seen selling earlier on, also rosed on bargain-hunting moves. going to see if that continues or if some positions come in for a bit of profit taking, which is maybe what we're seeing right now, with both indexes dipping into the negative. now looking at other markets in asia yesterday, also shanghai stocks hit a six-week high. if that trend continues, it may help tokyo stocks. we'll see how that continues into the rest of the day. still has you said with the u.s. closed for a public holiday, trading was a little thin. even the news of credit rating agency standard & poor's warning on greece's debt met with a few major moves. standard & poor's did say yesterday that any rollover or repackaging of greece's debt would amount to be the same, almost as if it was defaulting. but if you have a look at the currency markets actually, the reaction was pretty much muted with the euro still holding around the mid 117 level against the yen. able lists saying that markets are really focussing on some ke
PBS
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm PDT
the cooling of the plant's reactors in august, a vital step to bringing them under control. tepco says the cooling system has been working almost as planned since the start of this month. the system, which recycles decontaminated radioactive waste water, had struggled to get up and running since its launch in late june. the utility says that with radioactive water still leaking from three reactors it had to limit the amount of waste water used in the system. the leaks mean that the level of toxic water already accumulated is not falling. the utility says if the water decontaminator keeps working properly the water level will drop to more than one meter below the risk of overflowing by next month. that in turn would allow it to increase the amount of water used to cool the reactors. but tepco says it's still concerned about the extent of damage to the reactor containment vessels, injecting more water into the damaged vessels could release more radioactive steam into the environment. japan's industry ministry will carry out additional safety inspections called stress tests on nuclea
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 7:00pm PDT
is crucial to getting the crisis under control. this month, tepco will estimate the current amount of radiation released from the reactors, the figures will be used as a reference to gauge the effectiveness of the covers when they're installed. >>> japan's science and technology ministry says tests have found no radioactive strontium in the sea bed off the northern pacific coast. the test follows last month's detection of the radioactive material in the sea bed near the damaged fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. radioactive strontium can accumulate in bones if inhaled and cause cancer. no radiotive strontium was found this time in samples taken at six locations between 10 and 30 kilometers off a section of the pacific coast that includes fukushima prefture and two prefectures to the south and north. however, the nuclear safety commission and independent body advising the ministry pointed out that the current system cannot detect amounts below 0.08 becquerels of strontium per soil. >> translator: more evidence is needed to prove that no strontium has reached these points this time. we ad
PBS
Jul 1, 2011 7:00pm PDT
of a number of human errors. tepco started the device which decon t. in the latest case, for instance, frenchmade device in the unit stopped automatically on thursday, but operations resumed five hours later. tepco said on friday that the stoppage may have been caused by flawed programming of water levels for a tank attached to the device. as a result of several snags the water recycling system was operating at 55% capacity as of tuesday. >> translator: we're using newly made and newly installed devices. it's understandable there are problems. >> the operation is considered vital tory dugs the amount of radioactive water that's building up in the plant's compound. the water recycling apprentice has been installed by combined several technologies. >>> eastern japan now in the grips of the heat of summer is facing an energy crisis. the accident at the fukushima daiichi power plant led to the shutdown of a number of reactors so between july 1st and september 22nd, businessings and households are being asked to cut their power consumption by 15% compared to last year. >>> factori
WHUT
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
tepco, informing information to the people. the people did not believe any announcement or information. they don't believe or they can't trust the information from tepco and the government, and it gives extra anxiety about their safety or when they can go back. so, it is very difficult. but i am sure the local government people, the people working in the municipalities and the perfect your level, everybody involved is working really hard. >> thank you for coming in to explain the situation -- the importance of local officials. many thanks. and reminder of our top story -- british prime minister david cameron has confirmed that more british troops are to be withdrawn from afghanistan. thank you very much for joining us. of course, we will have more here on "gmt" live on abc world news. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of s. oie whacao n dwefor you? >> "bb
PBS
Jul 27, 2011 7:00pm PDT
those forced to evacuate. a consortium including the japanese government and tepco appears likely to receive a order to build nuclear reactors in vietnam. senior tepco official juichi matsumoto told reporters it will continue to play a national part in exporting a nuclear power plant to vietnam. >>> japan's meteorological agency is putting lessons it learned from the nuclear disaster into place. it planned an announcement to improve the warning system. it said a wave as high as six meters could slam into the pacific coast, sometime later the agency increased expected height of the tsunami to more than ten meters. but a power blackout prevented most people along the northeastern coast from hearing the update. >> translator: i heard on the radio that a tsunami wave as high as three meters would be coming but i didn't hear anything about a much bigger tsunami. >> the meteorological agency's new plan is to issue a warning of the maximum possible tsunami once an earthquake with a magnitude of eight or more hits. then it will downgrade its estimates to the appropriate level when the actual
PBS
Jul 20, 2011 7:00pm PDT
company admits the system is still working below target. tepco says last week it was well below the target. this is the third straight week it has failed to meet the target. the decontamination system's capacity to remove radio active materials is 30% lower than particularly planned. the cause of the latest problem is still unknown. >>> since the crisis began in march, water used to cool reactors has become radio active and is accumulating in basements of the buildings tech co-put in a system to to decontaminate water and cool the reactors. >>> failing to confirm the whereabouts of 198 workers who are believed to have worked at plant since the nuclear disaster started. criticizing the operator lax personnel management, the health ministry instructed tokyo electric power company to identify the workers and have those he workers checked for radiation exposure by next friday. in a support submitted to the ministry by wednesday, the company admits it fail sewed far to confirm whereabouts of 198 workers who are on the list of workers at the plant between march and april. the company also
PBS
Jul 13, 2011 7:00pm PDT
areas of concern, and on wednesday it ordered tepco to take measures. it ordered the company to boost the number of safety managers and provide full-faced protection masks and make sure plant workers wear them properly. since the nuclear crisis began in march, six workers have been exposed to radiation doses above the allowable levels. 1,500 have yet to receive medical checks for radiation exposure. >>> a number of trails linking beijing and shanghai have broken down in the two weeks since the line opened. the flagship line was lunched last month. the state agency says 19 trains were delayed on sunday due to a circuit caused by a storm. and then trains were delayed by faulty supply equipment. then on wednesday, a train broke down causing a 2 1/2 hour delay. the passengers were forced to transfer to another train. some rail experts have expressed concern the line was constructed too quickly in only three years. they also say that two types of train cars with different standards are operating on the same line as a result of using technologies from japan and germany. the chinese governme
CNN
Jul 4, 2011 1:00am PDT
is getting very good news. senior government officials have proposed a plan to take up tepco. it puts the nuclear operations under government control. investors certainly working their way through some funding back. now, we're also looking at some high profile deal making. nestle is in talk with one of china's biggest confectioners. the deal could be the biggest foreign but chas. this would give access to the huge chinese market. hu fui, chi needs to get more details. beer maker asake may be also looking to boost its sales. asahi is looking to be bought by charlie's group as well as pfn beverages. >>> thailand is preparing the way for this woman to become the country's first prime minister. she is set to replace an i sit. he resigned this monday morning. yingluck is the head of the majority. she's just two weeks into her political career. but it's her family ties that are getting most attention. sarah siden now explains from bangkok. >> reporter: a worried cheer. voters made a historic decision. for the very first time, tie land will be headed by a female prime minister. yingluck took
CNN
Jul 27, 2011 1:00am PDT
%. hovering just above the 10,000 mark. tokyo electric power, mean mile, or tepco which runs that damaged fukushima dich chi power plant rose almost 616. that came amid reports it's considering selling almost 3 billion in shares. about half an hour ago, after the bell went, i suppose, in japan, japan's second largest carmaker nissan reported earnings, net earning for the quarter came in at $1.1 billion, ahead of expectations. >>> uncertainty continues to exist over the u.s. debt seal, investors are once again turning their attention towards the ultimate and traditional safe haven which is, of course, gold. that, in turn, is sending the price steeply north, hovering above about $1,623.63 an ounce. it's currently up about $4.38 at the moment. it is covering just a couple dollars below its all-time high that was just above $1,624 just the other day. gold very much the beneficiary here as everybody seeks a safe haven, manisha. >> very much so. piling into the precious medal. struggling throughout trade on tuesday, the debt ceiling, a host of corporate earnings figures made for a mixed
CNN
Jul 17, 2011 3:00pm PDT
affected by the athletic and the tsunami as well. and she also played for tepco, the local power company in japan as well. so they really had a lot riding on this. not only to uplift the game of women's soccer around the world, but for their country. and it really gave japan a feel good story that they needed. and even the u.s. players were saying, you know, they wanted to win, but japan also had a heart in this game. >> i'll be checking my mailbox for a little souvenir from the game. thank you, zain. appreciate it. i know it will be there. >> all right. i'll send you one. >>> now a look at susan reacting in new york before we go to her, take a look at this. >> oh, my gosh. that was funny. u.s. soccer fans can only wonder about what might have been, but fans can look back on a tournament that provided plenty of highlights and good moments for people like susan, who watched the game with fans at a bar in new york. and she is joining us now. you were partying there, susan. i didn't know you had it in you. >> reporter: yeah. it's kind of lonely in here now, don. i think someone let the air
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 1:00am EDT
japanese diet. >> let's talk about the plant for a second as well, michael. the government and tepco say they've completed the first step of their cleanup plan and they are on track to begin the next phase. you don't buy that. why not? >> well, we've seen that they've installed a number of pieces of temporary equipment over the last several weeks. but we've also seen that's only operating about a 70% capacity compared to what it need to be. they've had all kinds of operator problems in terms of venting the system, had equipment problems. quite honestly, remember now this equipment is going to have to be used for years to come. this is not a temporary piece of equipment. it's made with pvc pipe and plastic piping. much of it is doors. i have my doubts about this equipment. stopgap measure but in terms of a long-term stable condition i'm not sure. in term office the reactors, quite honestly the reactors are almost in the same situation they were in in the early days of the accident. they're still in a situation of injecting water, water leaks out of the holes in the building. they take
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